[Week 4] Hazel Grove CC 2nd XI vs Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI

Stalybridge 2nd’s recover from last week’s battering to dominate Hazel Grove. With Brian on one of his 37 annual holidays, it was down to Vice Captain Stephen Monks to manage the team’s visit to Hazel Grove, and upon winning the toss and putting his side into bat, opening with the same pair as has started previously this season Alex Wilde and Jordan Elliott. With Alex given LBW in the 11th over, with 18 on the board, runs (and deliveries for that matter) were a slow in coming, Stu Nock back with the 2s for the first time this season, put … Continue reading “[Week 4] Hazel Grove CC 2nd XI vs Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI”

[Week 3] Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI vs Hadfield St. Andrew’s Sports CC 2nd XI

Congratulations to the League Champions for the 2nd year running. No, obviously I’m not making a sneaky jibe about my other club Manchester City who have just done the same, as that would be unprofessional and puerile of me, and I’m obviously better than that, I am of course speaking about Hadfield St. Andrew’s who mid-way through their innings, despite it being only the 3rd match of the season, I proclaimed to anyone around me at the time would be top of the league come the 14th of September, after topping Division 6 last year. The toss was taken and … Continue reading “[Week 3] Stalybridge St. Paul’s CC 2nd XI vs Hadfield St. Andrew’s Sports CC 2nd XI”

[Week 2] Buxworth CC – 2nd XI vs Stalybridge St Pauls CC – 2nd XI

Stalybridge bowling attack demolish youth heavy Buxworth. Sorry for the delay in getting this written, I can honestly say I fully expect further weekly missives to be just as equally slow in their arrival, as I’ve just realised how much work Hazel Grove’s Ian Halford put in behind the scenes collating the results online each week, across not only the (then) six adult divisions, but the numerous junior leagues also, after taking on the role of looking after just the senior divisions and cup results, at 1:30 on Sunday morning, I was still trawling through match reports, which coupled with … Continue reading “[Week 2] Buxworth CC – 2nd XI vs Stalybridge St Pauls CC – 2nd XI”